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When choosing cards for a Modern deck, you should generally follow this basic rule: does it cost more than 4 mana? Then don't play it (unless it wins the game on the spot or your deck can easily produce a whole lot of mana, e.g. Tron).

You don't want to tap out and spend 6 mana on Rooftop Storm just to have it countered by Spell Pierce or Mana Leak. Nor do you want to play Undead Alchemist for 4 mana and have the opponent immediately kill it with Fatal Push, Path to Exile or even a measly Tarfire. Look at the difference in the mana costs of your cards and the ones I mentioned. That matters.

June 9, 2017 9:17 a.m.

Right now your deck is good enough to compete at FNM level, but nowhere near the power level needed to call it "competitive" in a broader sense. If you're going for flavor rather than just playing the best cards available, then it's alright, but if not, just take away every card in your deck whose name starts with "rakdos". They're all sub-optimal to say the least.

June 8, 2017 3:18 p.m.

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tumorman73: "in the magic world 0 is less than 0"

No, it isn't. Zero is equal to zero, not lesser. You can't return a 0-drop to your hand via Scrap Trawler's ability by pitching another 0-drop to Atog, because it says "target artifact card with lesser converted mana cost", not "lesser or equal". If you sac an Ornithopter or Bone Saw with Trawler in play, the ability will trigger, but you won't be able to choose any artifact in your graveyard, because none of them is a legal target.

Are you sure it was an actual MtG judge who told you 0 counts as "less than 0"? Because if he did, he should lose his job.

June 8, 2017 2:59 p.m.

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Samut isn't Modern legal.

And even if she was, this combo is too slow, easy to disrupt and forces you to mulligan if Emrakul is in your opening hand, which is the last thing a slow combo deck with no interaction or means to protect itself (and a thin manabase to boot) wants. Heck, you're playing Blood Moon with a 4-color manabase and a bunch of walkers that have or in their mana costs, so you're the one who'll be hurt the most if you manage to land a Blood Moon. Oath of Nissa won't save you from this. Why did you tag this as "competitive"?

June 8, 2017 12:07 p.m.

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